Inceptdate is the latest musical endeavor by Christopher Devoe, melodic in sound and experimental in rhythm. Dreamlike and abstract, the moods have both resonance and groove. Chris takes the platforms of hip-hop, and IDM and aggregates older influences of 70s jazz-fusion and soul music. He is most interested in experimental structures (or lack there of) that allow him to expand the possibilities of creating with sound.
He begins by creating the skeleton of a song - sampling from records or playing in parts - then he adds beats and layers of different instruments. He works with warm, analog sounds, like the marimba, Fender Rhodes, guitars, analog keyboards, and glockenspeil. All the pieces of sound come together like a puzzle. The textures of sound create melodies without one being more dominating over another. Chris has always resided in the southeastern region of the U.S. Growing up, he was always involved in art and music. He is a self-taught musician, beginning with guitar and piano.
After studying studio arts and graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Chris moved to Atlanta. There, he played with three different bands (Blue Monk, ClarkNova, and Adom) before going solo. As a freelance musician, Chris has performed in various Atlanta venues and art openings. (Echo Lounge, Young Blood Gallery, Eyedrum, The Earl, Ballroom Studios and The Contemporary ). He also specializes in scoring for films ("Purgatory" by Dulcinea films, "Man of Action" by Eyekiss Films, "Tattoos" by Eric Gustafson, "The Cage" by KPI Film Group). A current freelancer creating music production and sound design for The Turner Entertainment Group, Inc. (The Cartoon Network/Toonami and Adult Swim - Producer Jason Demarco)